The other day, Michael Maslin reported that fellow gag cartoonist and New Yorker contributor Ed Arno (no relation to Peter Arno) passed away last month, apparently of old age. He was 92:
I met Ed Arno only twice. The first time was in late 1979, at the opening for an exhibit of his work at the Austrian Institute in Manhattan. He told me that my last name meant “grape” in a foreign language (sadly, I can’t remember which one). We ran into each other again at Arnold Newman’s New Yorker-cartoonist group-photograph shoot in September, 1997. In the published photograph, Ed’s the one to the extreme left of the group, wearing the Prussian helmet, having a heck of a good time pouring himself a glass of champagne.
Link via Mike Lynch (and you’ll have to click on that link if you want the punchline to the above cartoon. I’m too lazy to type it out).